Full Mk1 XR2 Restoration
A huge thanks to Leslie (xr2000) for providing the words and images.
MOT fail and retest
12th April 2011 • 01:39AM
It failed mot on a loose balljoint pinch bolt and the mot man didnt like my lowered springs and said they were insecure, but it was back in for the retest tonight after changing the rears for standard ones and I've got a pass at last, so I can now give the government some roadtax money, Im even keen to hand it over.
Steering wheel adjustment
21st April 2011 • 05:50PM
I had a steering wheel boss problem too so looked into a cheap fix and came up with this, You can see differences compared to a genuine rs boss.The bolt pcd for the wheel is ever so slightly out and the bolts are m5 by the looks of it not m6 like ford one.A little widening of the rs wheel holes by half a mm would let it bolt up id say.
There is a tab on the back that would need cutoff to start with.I havent tried it on a fiesta yet though and the indicator cancel would need sorted not sure how yet.
Check out the french quality all the holes are bored offcentre, any ideas?
All the rs wheels 3 or 4 spoke have the same 6 bolt fitting afaik ,so you just need the right hub.This one is the genuine ford motorsport one for a mk1 I bought years ago very hard to find now and expensive too.
You can though fit a renualt 5 turbo boss with a few mods.I bought a renault 5 one to try it as it was cheap on ebay under
Neal Egan memorial run
4th August 2011 • 12:30AM
Went on the Neal egan memorial run down in sligo (ireland ) which is about a 90 mile drive mostly single carriageway over here (takes 2 hours) , then a 45 mile road run and back home .Heres a couple of pics, ther were at least 200 ford cars there and about 10 mk1s :
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